Ali-Baba's Camel

(Noel Gay/Hulbert)

 
           





Key:  Cm
Capo: 3, play Am



Intro:   Cm
(Capo:) (Am)



 Cm
(Am)
 You've heard of Ali-Baba


 Forty thieves, had he

 Fm                  Cm   
(Dm)                (Am)  
 Out for what we all want

 D           G  
(B)         (E)
 Lots of L.S.D.

    Cm
   (Am)
 He also had a camel


 Stole it from a zoo

 D       
(B)
 How he loved the camel

                          G
                         (E)
 And the camel loved him, too


 nc
(nc)
(Oh, how the camel loved Ali-Baba)



 C
(A)
 Ali-Baba's camel

       F
      (D)
 Loved Ali-Baba so

    C
   (A)
 No matter where he went to

     D            G
    (B)          (E)
 The camel had to go

      C
     (A)
 Some say that he's in Heaven

     F
    (D)
 But this, I know, is true

     C                F
    (A)              (D)
 Wherever you think Ali's gone

     G                   C 
    (E)                 (A)
 His camel's gone there, too



 Instr:  Cm   G   Cm   Ab   G
        (Am) (E) (Am) (F)  (E)


 Cm
(Am)
 Crossing the Equator


 Ooooh, how hot it was!

 Fm           Cm  
(Dm)         (Am)
 Poor old Ali-Baba

 D                   G    
(B)                 (E)
 Cursed and swore, because

    Cm
   (Am)
 He was so very thirsty


 And everybody knows

      D      
     (B)
 It's horrible to walk for miles

                        G
                       (E)
 With sand between your toes


 nc
(nc)
(Oh, how the camel loved Ali-Baba)


 C
(A) 
 Ali-Baba's camel

         F
        (D)
 Turned 'round and licked his hand

    C
   (A)
 He said, "Oh, Ali-Baba,

   D           G 
  (B)         (E) 
 I surely understand.

    C
   (A)
 We must find an oasis

     F     
    (D)
 And get a drink, somehow.

     C                F
    (A)              (D)
 But hark, I hear the temple bells,

         G           C
        (E)         (A)
 They'll all be open now."



 Instr:   Cm   G
         (Am) (E)



      Cm
     (Am)
 They entered for the races


 At the Desert Sports

 Fm               Cm 
(Dm)             (Am) 
 There goes Ali's camel

        D             G
       (B)           (E)
 In his filthy cotton shorts

     Cm
    (Am)
 The starter cracked his pistol


 Off the camel's head

 D
(B)
 Ali-Baba's camel wins

                   G
                  (E)
 By half a camel's hair


 nc
(nc)
(Hey, Ali-Baba!

 Hey, Ali-Baba!

 Your camel loves you!

 Your camel loves you!)


 C
(A)
 Ali-Baba's camel

     F
    (D)
 Had run for miles and miles

     C
    (A)
 His tail was pointing backwards

        D           G
       (B)         (E)
 That's how a camel smiles

     C
    (A)
 But Ali and his camel

      F
     (D) 
 They both were out of breath
        C                F 
       (A)              (D)
 They'd run so far, they laughed so much

      G                     Cm        G
     (E)                   (Am)      (E)
 They laughed themselves to death



    Cm    
   (Am)
 Ooooh, gather 'round the campfire


 Sing a roundelay

     Fm                Cm
    (Dm)              (Am)
 But don't sing out of tune, though

        D                   G
       (B)                 (E)  
('cause that's the ?cheap today?)

 Cm
(Am)
 Sing of Ali-Baba


 Sing about his men

 D
(B)
 Sing about his camel

                        G 
                       (E)
 And then sing it all, again


 nc
(nc)
(Oh, how the camel loved Ali-Baba)


 C
(A)
 Ali-Baba's camel

       F  
      (D)
 Loved Ali-Baba so

    C
   (A)
 No matter where he went to

      D            G 
     (B)          (E)
 That camel had to go

      C
     (A)
 Some say that he's in Heaven

     F
    (D)
 But this, I know, as well

      C               F
     (A)             (D)
 Wherever you think Ali's gone

     G                 C#
    (E)               (A#)   
 His camel's gone to...



Instr:  C   F   C   D   G
       (A) (D) (A) (B) (E)

 
        C   F   C   F   G   C
       (A) (D) (A) (D) (E) (A)




NB:  Capo chords are in parentheses.



          I wonder where his camel went?